Grande Lakes Orlando

A non-theme destination resort in Orlando, Fla., sounds like an oxymoron, but the new Grande Lakes Orlando pulls it off flawlessly. The nearly $600 million upscale property offers no hint of the theme parks that are mere minutes away.

The Grande Lakes complex includes two separate hotels, the 1,000-room JW Marriott and the 584-room Ritz-Carlton. Both hotels are top-drawer, but the Ritz-Carlton has added opulence with trademark features such as silk and damask upholstery, oversi

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